Recap: the week ended 12 March 2021

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week:

The Council’s Strengthening Communities Fund has opened for applications from community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area.

The boundaries of Papanui Ward are proposed to change, and the Central Ward is proposed to be joined to an expanded Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board area. On Thursday the Council approved a representation review proposal, and a public consultation process is planned to commence on 20 March.

I summarised the minutes of the (fairly brief) 5 March meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

On Thursday morning in my capacity as Deputy Chair of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board I joined with Board Chair Emma Norrish in presenting our monthly Community Board report to the Council:

Also on Thursday I attended the final drop-in information session for the Wheels to Wings cycleway. Consultation closes on 15 March. That evening there was a public meeting re the cycleway proposal, hosted by Harewood Councillor Aaron Keown. A family commitment meant I couldn’t attend the meeting, but my sources described it as ‘fired up’.

Top post of the week was a late-night post on behalf of a community member searching for rings lost, probably near Kmart on Langdons Road.

Closing soon:

Coming up:

  • Consultation has just opened today on three significant issues: the draft Long Term Plan (more to come in a future Think Papanui post); the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy 2021; and also the draft Development Contributions Policy 2021. For these and other current consultations you can always head to the ‘have your say‘ page on the Council’s website.
  • There’ll be a Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting on the morning of 17 March, followed by a Submissions Committee meeting (more details to come in a future Think Papanui post)
  • There’ll be local drop-in sessions for members of the public to discuss the Long Term Plan with Community Board members on 22 and 26 March (see the ‘Community Board events’ section on this page for details)

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With warm regards
Simon Britten